For sea lion pups, it’s a battle to survive

When baby sea lions are healthy, the curious and bright-eyed creatures sit up on their front flippers and take in the world around them. When humans approach, they skedaddle and leave nothing behind except a fishy, musky smell. But along the Central Coast in 2013, the pups were often down to skin and bones. To marine biologists, the deaths were the clearest sign yet that California sea lions, whose numbers skyrocketed for decades, are now smacking up against the limits of their environment. Read the rest here 17:17

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